Video: Caleborate – “Consequences”
Following Last Month’s Release of 1993, the Acclaimed Berkeley Rapper Drops a Fun-Loving Visual for an Album Highlight
Critical Praise for Caleborate
“One to watch in 2016.” – Pigeons & Planes
“Caleborate delivers his rhymes with the confidence of a vet” – Complex
“…one of the most promising spitters coming out right now” – XXL
“a mix of personal songwriting and quick wit” – The FADER
“lyrical mastermind” – East Bay Express
“Caleb has proven himself to a MC in the purest form, eschewing the flashy brag raps for a centered focus on precise wordplay and introspective storytelling paired with some of the best production that the Bay can offer.” – EARMILK
“Caleb comes across like someone who’s honest with himself and everyone around him” – Uproxx
“[Caleborate] displays the poise and wisdom of a rap veteran” – HipHopDX
“One of the Bay Area’s most promising upcoming artists” – Good Music All Day
Blessed with plainspoken wit and the emotional maturity of a man twice his age, 23-year-old Caleborate is one of Hip-Hop’s most promising young voices. Released last week, Caleborate’s critically acclaimed 1993 is a nostalgic record with sample-based, old school Kanye West-style beats, and more electronic, beat-driven tracks. “Consequences” is the latter, as metronomic clicks, rolling snares, Kaytranada-esque synths, and pounding bass build to a slow-burning groove as Caleborate lays out his goals and demolishes his haters: “As far as y’all n*ggas I don’t see no one that’s posing a threat/cause I just wanna chill, smoke, drink and be cool.” In the video for “Consequences,” premiered today by Earmilk, Caleborate goofs around in the streets of L.A., mobbing with his homies and playfully re-enacting some of the song’s lyrics. Earmilk wrote of the album “With the release of his most recent album 1993, Caleborate is making sure he remains the topic of conversation for months to come.” Featuring appearances by Sylvan LaCue and Pell, as well as production from P-Lo, Mikos Da Gawd, HBK’s Kuya Beats, Cal-A,and Julia Lewis, 1993 combines nostalgia for the 23-year-old rapper’s childhood with reflections on modern life, exploring Caleborate’s unique generational point-of-view through varied production and complex lyrical themes.
Caleborate has been consistently treating his fans this summer leading up to the release of 1993, sharing the VIBE-premiered single “Options,” a soulful summer jam which was added to Spotify’s Most Necessary playlist. Born and raised in Sacramento, Caleborate built his considerable fanbase online, eventually earning a spot on the 2014 edition of The Thizzler‘s Bay Area Freshman 10, which has featured luminaries such as Nef The Pharaoh, IAMSU!, and Sage The Gemini. In 2015, Caleborate collaborated with G-Eazy for “Want It All“ and released his album Hella Good, which received critical praise from Pigeons & Planes, The Source, and SF Weekly, which named it the Best Hip-Hop Album of the Bay Area for 2015. With this momentum, Caleborate is just getting started. 1993 is available for stream and download now.
Watch “Consequences”: https://youtu.be/X139sHYUQLc
Listen to 1993: https://soundcloud.com/caleborate/sets/1993a-1/
Buy 1993 on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/1993/id1146662764
A Berkeley bred student of hip-hop and all around eclectic artist, Caleborate has been renowned as one of the games most promising emcee’s. With lyrics that represent the unique struggles of the average 20-something, and stanza’s about the day to day grind as a collegiate youth, he covers topics far and wide and is anything but shallow. After being awarded the “Best Hip Hop Album of The Bay Area” in 2015 by SF Weekly, Caleborate is poised to sit cross-legged atop the hip-hop genre someday.
“’08 (Carter Flow)” Video: https://youtu.be/zv_jj4gA75o
“Options” ft. Pell & Sylvan LaCue: https://soundcloud.com/caleborate/options-ft-sylvan-lacue-pell
“Want It All” ft. G-Eazy: https://soundcloud.com/caleborate/want-it-all-ft-g-eazy-prod-cal-a
“08 (Carter Flow)”: https://soundcloud.com/caleborate/08carterflow